Sunday, February 16, 2014


Baby sitting is not a usual job taken by men. But on the contrary, I am starting to like it. I have 2 kids, 3 and 2 years of age. I am the one looking over them since their nanny is on leave. I am the one taking my eldest daughter to school and even preparing her meals in school. My youngest daughter is a darling. She is already nearly 2 years old and loves to be carried around the house. 

When their nanny was around, they kept watching this movie by Walt Disney titled Frozen. My eldest daughter always call herself Elsa and she even called her younger sister Anna. I thought maybe the names she mentioned were characters on the cartoon Frozen. And I was right. The names were the main characters of the story. May eldest daughter was so persistent in telling me to play Frozen every morning. So a dad must do what he has to do, I played the cartoon movie.

While watching the movie, my kids were already in their respective places in the sala and while I was also trying to get my full attention over the movie I was playing. While watching the movie, I fully understand why my kids love the Frozen movie by Walt Disney. Honestly, I still sing the songs in the movie even while I am driving to our house. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


It is really not easy bringing your child to school, especially when you are not prepared. When your kid is now in school, parents must prepare everything. From school bag to books and even shoes. Now I just realized that when I am the one bringing and fetching my daughter in school. 

This morning, I was totally lost with the time. I bathe her and prepared her things that she will be needing when in school. In her school time, she must be inside her classroom by 10:30 am. I arrived in the school almost 10:40 am. Luckily another teacher was waiting outside and assisted me and my daughter as she enters the classroom.

After this day, I promised never to be late again. I will prepare her things early so that she can be in school on time. I will there is a school transport service that fetch my daughter in school. There are many transport service already offering this kind of service in their school. Maybe it's about time that I ask about this transport service. 

Friday, January 31, 2014


I woke up early this morning to visit the auto repair shop. My Kia CD 5 vehicle was experiencing problem in it's engine performance. In my calculation for every liter of gasoline, the car would only run for about 9 kilometers. This is very short for a Kia CD5 model vehicle.

The mechanic immediately checked my vehicle upon my arrival at the shop. Instantly, he noticed the car sound and performance as stepped on the car. The pick up was short. He told me that my car is not performing well and because of this, I am throwing money for gasoline with few mileage. 

As I agree to the repair cost, the mechanic immediately took the carburetor of the vehicle. He said to me that the problem was there. It must be overhauled to optimized the car performance. I waited for about 5 hours just to fully repair the vehicle. 

Having a vehicle can be very expensive, especially when your car is already 20 years old. Like my Kia CD5, it is a 1990 model. Think about the wear and tear of the vehicle. The only good about my car is that I was never left in the road by this car. 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014


Chinese New Year is now approaching. There are many belief that 13 fruits will bring good fortune in celebrating the Chinese New Year. Other would spend money in buying 13 different fruits just to bring good luck. 

I have a friend who is a Chinese and they still follow the 13 fruits in the table. As they welcome the new year, foods are plenty in their table. They make sure that they all together feast on the foods prepared when the clock strikes 12 am. This is what they believe and it brought good fortune to them.

My grandfather was also a Chinese. He arrived here in Davao City during the World War II. After the war he decided to open a restaurant. it is very typical Chinese business to open a restaurant. I remember him preparing Chinese New Year by cooking a simple dish called Misua Soup. Misua is a small white noodle and he would mix it with garlic and ginger and with a hard boiled egg on it. If there are 12 member in the family, there will also be 12 boiled eggs. Every member has his/her own egg to eat for the Chinese New Year.